Enrolment and selection

Master Digital Design

The Master’s programme in Digital Design welcomes 48 (international) students each year. Candidates must demonstrate relevant experience through an annotated portfolio and curriculum vitae.

Unfortunately, you can no longer enrol for the 2022-2023 academic year. The enrolment period closed on 1 May. If you are enrolled in a different degree programme at AUAS or another higher education institution in the Netherlands and wish to (or have to) transfer to a different programme, you are exempted from this deadline. An exemption also applies if you enrolled before 1 May but would like to switch your enrolment to a different degree programme. In that case, you must do so by no later than 15 August.

For more information, refer to the Study check information on our website.


The Master's programme in Digital Design has a limit of 48 students and employs a selection procedure. Admissions will follow a two-phase process, with an initial screening of the candidates’ motivation, CV, and required documents, followed by interviews (via teleconferencing) of successful applicants.

  • Please check the Admission requirements.
  • Register your application through Studielink ; within 48 hours you will receive an email confirmation.
  • In your confirmation email, you will be asked to submit your application, which includes the following:
    1. Completion of a form where you provide, among other information: your experience; motivation; up to 3 examples of portfolio; analysis of your work; analysis of design theories. A link to the form will be provided to you upon registration.
    2. Sending of required documentation, including diplomas and English language certificates.
  • Based on the above, a small number of applicants will be invited for an interview, which will determine whether the admission committee will offer you one of the 48 places at the programme.

    • Familiarity with current and upcoming trends in digital technology and design, as well as their socio-economic and cultural effects;
    • Ability to explain their design process, guiding the interviewer step by step through the various iterations up to a final product;
    • Evidence of design and creative skills, as well as the ability of framing a design problem.
    • Familiarity with the current theories, literature and debates on digital design practice and research.
    • Evidence of teamwork skills in a design setting.

CROHO name

The official name of the programme at DUO (The Netherlands’ Education Executive Agency) is Digital Design. The current accreditation is valid until 19 December 2022. This is the so-called CROHO name (ID 49131). Please see the NVAO website (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) for more information about CROHO terminology and accreditation.

Published by  Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries 25 October 2021